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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (trained)
a. manso
My dog is very tame, so don't worry. He won't bite.Mi perro es muy manso, así que no te preocupes. No muerde.
b. domesticado
Wild orcas live for much longer than tame ones because they have more room for swimming around.Las orcas salvajes viven más que las domesticadas porque tienen más espacio para nadar.
c. dócil
We were all surprised when the feral cat acted tame enough for the child to touch it.Nos sorprendió a todos que el gato salvaje fuera lo bastante dócil para dejar que el niño lo tocara.
2. (mild)
a. insulso
When she invited us over, I didn't know that it would be a tame night of reading the news.Cuando nos invitó a su casa, no sabía que solo sería una noche insulsa leyendo noticias.
b. soso
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
The debate between the candidates was so tame that the audience was beginning to fall asleep.El debate entre los candidatos fue tan soso que los espectadores empezaban a dormirse.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to train a pet)
a. domar
He quit his job in finance to tame lions for the circus.Dejó su trabajo en finanzas para poder domar leones para el circo.
b. amansar
It is better to tame your dogs when they are puppies so that they will remain loyal to you forever.Es mejor amansar tus perros cuando son cachorros para que te sean fieles para siempre.
c. domesticar
They were the first civilization to tame horses for agricultural labor.Fueron la primera civilización que domesticó caballos para trabajo agrícola.
4. (to control)
a. dominar
You will have to tame your anger if you want to have a civil conversation with me.Vas a tener que dominar tu enojo si quieres tener una conversación civilizada conmigo.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not timid or vicious)
a. manso(a)
2. (domesticated)
a. domesticado(a)
3. (unadventurous)
a. soso(a)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (lion, tiger)
a. domar
5. (fig)
a. dominar (emotion)
tame [teɪm]
tamer (comparative)tamest (superlative)
1 (no longer wild) [+lion, tiger] domesticado; manso; [+hedgehog, fox] dócil; manso
do you know of a tame plumber who can fix it? (hum) ¿sabes de un fontanero fiable que lo pueda arreglar?
2 (boring) [+book, film, match, performance] soso; insulso
it's a rather tame story, and not we're used to from X it was a pretty tame match by all accounts his performance as King Lear was rather tame I thought tonight's performance was rather tame by comparison
the report was pretty tame stuff el informe era bastante anodino; these films are tame by today's standards estas películas resultan poco atrevidas para los tiempos que corren
transitive verb
[+lion, tiger] domar; amansar; [+passion] dominar
no man could tame her no había hombre que pudiese domarla
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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